Equine Environmental Stewardship

Horse in a stable

Equine farms are prevalent upon the rural landscape of the Credit River watershed. Equine farms are diverse, ranging from small-scale hobby farms to elaborate equestrian facilities.  Regardless of farm size, improper manure management or pasture management practices can lead to degraded environmental conditions such as air, water and soil contamination and loss of species biodiversity.

If you would like to learn more about what you can do to improve the environmental condition on your farm we recommend that you attend a Caring for Your Horse and Farm workshop.  These workshops cover topics such as manure and pasture management.  At the workshop, you will receive a Horse Owner’s Stewardship Guide and learn how to use the guide to complete a self-guided environmental assessment for your farm.  Please visit the upcoming events calendar for details on future workshops.  The Horse Owner’s Stewardship Guide can be downloaded from the link provided in the downloads section of this page.

Credit Valley Conservation has staff available to assist you with the planning of your agri-environmental improvement project.  Assistance with project design and sourcing funding is available.

 

For more information and to arrange a site visit, please contact:

Mark Eastman, M.Sc., P.Ag.
Program Coordinator, Agricultural Extension
Ph: 905-670-1615 ext. 430
Toll Free: 1-800-668-5557
Email: meastman@creditvalleyca.ca